Falling is one of the greatest concerns among elderly people, and for good reason- falls are one of the leading culprits for loss of independence, serious injury, and even death among seniors. One of the primary reasons that falling is such a serious issue is because many elderly people cannot get back up on their own; as a result, they do not receive timely medical attention and face more severe injuries as well as increased hospital time.
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As I'm writing this I have the windows open and a warm breeze blowing in. It is carrying pollen, of course, so my allergies will soon start acting up. But there's also the sound of birds as well as children playing floating on the breeze and through the window as well. Spring is definitely coming and I can't help but smile.
A study conducted in 2000 by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has shown that flowers have a positive effect on the life satisfaction and happiness in women, and the results of this study have established that flowers can actually moderate mood naturally. Upon receiving flowers, participants demonstrated exceptional gladness and gratification, with the same reaction occurring in all the age groups included in the study. In 2001, Rutgers followed up on the 2000 study by conducting the Flowers & Seniors Study, which analyzed the effects of flowers on seniors.